FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - Southern Drakensberg

Date of Report: Tuesday, 7th September 2021
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Name: Mike Pitt
Phone: 0826363985

Mike Pitt, UHTFC secretary states that conditions are unusually good for river fishing. Whereas on September 1 when the KZN streams open they are normally very low and on occasion the club beats on the Umzimkulu remain closed until the first good rains have fallen but this year the flow is more than adequate. Not only did they have a good snow fall several weeks ago but it is raining right now. Apparently, the river is full of smaller fish in the 10 to 20cm class but last weekend someone took a 51cm rainbow.

Dam levels are also good for this time of year, but strangely enough fishing pressure has been relatively light this winter and Spring.

The annual UHFTC/Explorer Stillwater Festival is from 24 to 26 September (long weekend) and so far 24 teams have booked and as the limit is 25 there is only room for one more team to enter. Either phone Mike Pitt or book in at the club website at The club will also hold its AGM during the festival.


An Underberg dam – image courtesy of Nina Ludwig